STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the National Security Committee is sponsoring MILITARY RESERVE WEEK for the purpose of focusing attention on the new six-months Reserve Training Program established by the Reserve Forces Act of 1955, and
WHEREAS, the Delaware National Guard and Army Reserves has attained a position of national leadership in the promotion of the six-months Reserve Training Program by enrollment of enlisted men for such training, and
WHEREAS, many members of the Delaware National Guard and Army Reserves have successfully completed the rigorous and effective training required during the six months of active military service and are returning to their units in every National Guard and Reserve community in Delaware, thus greatly enhancing the level of training to those units, and
WHEREAS, the ideal situation would find every enlisted man in the Delaware National Guard and Army Reserves (as well as every other young man in the State) either a veteran of active service or a graduate of the six-month Reserve Training Program, now
THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, and Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, do hereby proclaim the period of April 22 through April 28, 1956, as
MILITARY RESERVE WEEK
during which time it is directed that every effort be made by parents or guardians of eligibles to learn the facts regarding the six-months training program now offered to eligible trainees in the Reserve Components under the provisions of the Reserve Forces Act of 1955.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this
(Great Seal) Nineteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eightieth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State